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>> the president pokes fun at mitt romney during a visit to the bay area. a live report coming up. grab your jacket, a cold start to the day but we will see the 70s inland and bayside. 60s at the coast, rain on the way. we'll time it out at your doorstep. before all that gets here, they have got to finish that road work. we'll show you the delays or any slowing for highway 101 coming up. let's take you outside for a live look. that is the hp pavilion where the sharks are on ice, not the playing way. there's that work stoppage. we'll keep you posted if there's any news coming up on this tuesday, october 9th. this is "today in the bay." it is straight up 5:00, good morning, everybody. always happy to have you along for the ride. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm marla tellez. the question here is will he keep his job? after ten months of controversy, today is finally decision day
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for suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. christie smith is live in san francisco where the board of supervisors will decide the fate of the embattled sheriff. christie, this case is about a year in the making. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, marla. well, this whole ordeal finally expected to come to an end after nine months of legal wrangling and a very public drama that played out here in san francisco. later this afternoon the san francisco board of supervisors expected to finally take a vote on whether or not to remove suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi from office. it would take nine votes from the 11-member board for that to happen. mirkarimi pleaded guilty after an argument with his wife. she is a tv star from venezuela. in that argument she suffered a bruised arm. mirkarimi is on probation and in counseling and the couple has
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reunited and said this whole thing was politically motivated. after mirkarimi pleaded guilty, san francisco mayor ed lee suspended him, then tried to take steps to remove him from office. in august the ethics commission decided that mirkarimi had committed official misconduct and that set the stage for the vote today. in the middle of all this, anti-domestic violence advocates have rallied and called for his removal, but he also has a number of supporters, including a group called friends of ross. they'll actually hold a noon-time rally here on the steps of city hall before that vote at 2:00 this afternoon. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." it is 5:02. at this hour the president is in san jose, likely asleep at his hotel. a little later on he'll head to san francisco this morning to wrap up his latest visit to the bay area. just hours ago we shot this video of the president's motorcade arriving back at the hotel intercontinental.
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that is where bob redell -- he's live at sfo where air force one is waiting for the president to take him off to that next campaign stop. bob, what's happening out there? good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. president barack obama will be leaving sfo a little bit later this morning with a new bundle of money for his re-election campaign. the president arrived yesterday afternoon. by last night in the span of just a few hour, he had already raised almost $4 million through three different fund rarzors. only 25 people attended a gathering paying $40,000 apiece, raising about 1 million. then mr. obama had dinner at the bill graham civic auditorium with 100 supporters and finally last night he spoke to 6,000 people inside the auditorium, raising another million dollars. during his speech the president criticized governor mitt romney, his opponent, criticizing his performance during last week's
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debate. >> a few nights ago, suddenly a guy pretending to be mitt romney stood on a stage next to me. and said he's changing his plan. he's just going to pretend it doesn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? i don't know anything about a $5 trillion tax cut. don't pay attention to that tax cut behind the curtain. >> reporter: the president urged supporters at that private dinner at the auditorium to be almost obsessive in talking with friends in battleground states like ohio, which is exact low where he'll head when air force one departs from sfo here later this morning. reporting live here at sfo, bob redell, "today in the bay." 5:04 this morning. another president will be visiting northern california. former president bill clinton will attend a campaign rally at
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uc davis. he's in town to support several congressmen who are in the middle of tight races. president clinton has been keeping busy this election season. he's been in the forefront lending his support to president obama and other major candidates. early voting begins in san francisco today. the department of elections will be open from 8:00 to 5:00 monday through friday through november 6th. well, the a's facing elimination in the playoffs, but there is a bright side. they have the energy of the home crowd to feed off of tonight. >> comcast sportsnet jim kozimor is live at where the a's fans are looking toward to their first playoff game in six years and hoping and praying it won't be the last. >> reporter: good morning. it's going to be loud here in 13 hours when all the fans pack the coliseum. for the athletics, they have to be scratching their head. they're the top seed in the alds but what do they have to show for it but a 0-2 hole.
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let's take a look at the guy who's going to be on the hill with a chance to move them to game four. brett anderson gets the start. he strained his oblique against detroit ironically enough on september 19th. should he win there will be a round 4. the a's are down but josh reddick isn't worried about it at all. >> you know, we're just going to be the same guys we've been and let our personalities run wild and act like we've won five in a row. >> really not going to play the game any different as we did, you know, the games to get us here. is it a big game? absolutel absolutely. >> reporter: one thing the a's are trying to do is win three straight an win this divisional series. to look back at their recent history, how about the last
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series of the regular season when they swept the texas rangers in three straight, thus winning the al west. from the coliseum, we'll have more later on. right now, just dark and quiet. >> the calm before the baseball storm. all right, jim, thank you very much. we will be going live to cincinnati a little on in the show. jim reese will bring us all the updates. the giants facing the same situation as the a's trying to sweep through the reds to get to the next round. >> we wish them both the best. jim kozimor says its calm and quiet at i'm sure it's a little cold. >> it is. yesterday was the coldest morning we had in three months. 49 in santa rosa, 45 in novato and temperatures are going to be kind of cool today. we are getting into that time of the season. i wanted to point out something else we're noticing, dropping off in terms of your visibility from santa rosa down south to novato. also getting a little bit of fog
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between gilroy and morgan hill so travel cautiously this morning. as we head throughout the day today, area of low pressure finally moves onshore and that's going to bring us some showers, so who has the best chance of seeing those showers. what you need to know temperaturewise, 72 degrees at 4:00 p.m., 70 bayside and 65 at the coast. wee not expecting the rain until later tonight into tomorrow morning. i've got your a's and giants forecast ready to go. first we want to check your drive. good morning, mike. >> i'll give you the forecast. wins. there you go. looking over here to the peninsula, 101 flashing lights, bottom of your screen -- actually toward the top of your screen. we had flashing lights and a crew heading south toward the oregon expressway off-ramp. look at the maps an we'll talk about that same area. we saw slowing from university down toward the construction sign. that has started to move. we still have cones in lanes but that means cruiews on the move. north 101 an accident on the shoulder but that does involve a
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truck so there may be a little distraction north of candlestick. we'll look outside and see oakland. 880 a smooth flow just north of the coliseum but construction crews are moving toward downtown so watch for flashing lights there, but 880 is not a problem. it is 5:09. relief finally heading our way. we'll let you know when experts say you should be seeing a drop at the pump. plus facebook may be a good way to teach teens about safe sex. here's a word we haven't used in a while, layoffs. we'll take a look in business news. >> for all your latest news, traffic, weather, maybe some positive things for the a's and giants to think about, check us out on facebook. just search nbc bay area. we got it. bap re. so do something nice for it. chevron with techron. care for your car.
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. welcome back. giving you a live look at san francisco. you can see the giants flag getting a little flap from the light breeze. we'll check the forecast with christina in just a bit. it is 5:12. the power of social media could have an impact on teen health. university of colorado researchers had a group of teens join several facebook groups. one joined a community focus on safe sex. the other joined a peer group which focused and talked about general topics. several months later, researchers found teens in the safe sex group were 12% more likely to use condoms than in the other group. facebook meantime wants to pay you $10 for your picture. scott mcgrew joins with us that. >> you may recall facebook experimented with the idea of using people's profile pictures in advertisements. for instance, if i click the like button on ford motor company, your timeline would
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have an advertisement up in the corner with my name on it endorsing ford. facebook users sued. facebook stopped and offered to pay a charity millions of dollars as a way of saying sorry. not good enough so facebook is offering $10 to anyone whose picture was used. this idea will go back in front of a judge. santa clara based anti-virus company mcafee will layoff workers. this according to reuters. they were purchased by intel last year. the ceo pointing out the company hasn't added a job in california in ten years. the computer industry is suffering because of the popularity of tablets and smartphones. let's get the rest of the news before the bell. we turn to courtney reagan this morning. she's live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning, courtney. >> reporter: good morning to you, scott. futures are lower this morning as investors hear the imf cut its forecast for economic growth. stocks fell on very light volume. there wasn't economic data to
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trade on because of the columbus day holiday. earnings season does kick off this afternoon when alcoa reports their quarter results. today is also the fifth anniversary of the dow hitting its all-time record high of 14,164. the dow is just 580 points off that mark. the dow did slip 26 to 13,583. the nasdaq fell 23 to 3112. with a month to go before we head to the polls, several companies are rolling out election-themed pr stunts. pizza hut will give free pizza for life to nanyone who asks president obama or mitt romney if they prefer sausage or pepperoni at their town hall next week. the questions are prescreened but pizza hut is someone will ask anyway. they have cabbage patch dolls and jetblue will help anyone leave the country temporarily if the other guy wins in november, whoever the other guy is for that person.
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scott, back to you. >> all right, thank you much. jon and mar larks sprint this morning says you can reserve your own custom vanity phone number like star star marla. it costs $3 a month. anyone using any other cell phone on any other service should be able to dial star star marla and get marla. now, you can't use it from home phones but nobody has any home phones. >> what are those? >> good point. >> star star marla. johnny k. i like it. >> i'll run over and reserve those right now. >> thanks, scott. >> meteorologist christina loren tracking a colder forecast today. >> i'm going to take you up on that j.k. good morning to you. we've got a great-looking day. yeah, it is going to be chilly to start. a little shower activity might come into play when it comes to that a's game. as you know later on this evening each and every seat available will be filled. 5:15 now.
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we want to start with some of your temperatures. we are in the 40s and 50s. 56 in oakland, 49 in concord and 56 in san francisco. so when it comes to the showers, i'm not expecting rain delays. i do think they'll be pesky and light at best so keep that in mind if you're headed out to that game. all we know is we are backing our boys, both the giants and a's as we head through tonight. area of low pressure cut off from the jetstreams are that's whyth been sitting and rotating out in the pacific. the next 48 hours, it finally gets that push it needs from another area of low pressure that will bring us rain next week. it's that time of year, as you know. so this is what we're looking at. we stop the clock at 5:00 a.m. and you can see here nothing until noon. we continue that futurecast until 11:00 p.m. tonight into tomorrow morning. we're not going to see a whole lot of activity. that's the good news. just because our futurecast isn't picking it up, we could see isolated showers move over the oakland coliseum as we head throughout this evening so keep
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that in mind. you might want to protect your hair with something like a bag, ladies. i don't think they allow umbrellas at 72 in los gatos. here is your official forecast. game time, first pitch, 64 degrees. you'll drop to about 62 degrees. if we see any showers, i believe they will be at the very, very end as the system is really slowing down. it's not going to get the push it needs until later tonight. the next couple of days we lose that rain chance. by thursday. we cool you off thursday into friday and saturday and sunday a warmup on the way. sunday and monday looking to be the best if you want to hit the beach. mike, what do you like on your pizza? i'm so curious? >> i love pesto pizza. i like a little changeup there with veggies and a lot of meat too. anything, as long as it's pizza, i don't care. we're looking over here at the south bay, northbound routes looking pretty nice right now. we do have a construction zone south 880 out of milpitas and
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heading down toward brokaw, so there is some slowing. crews likely on the move over the next half hour so we'll see some slowing for our sensors. also the mission boulevard on-ramp from 880 either direction. reportedly closed. look here, top of the screen we do see slowing approaching the area, but a live look shows you the actual traffic volume heading right here where those sensors are showing not a big deal both directions. northbound with the taillights away from us. the new sign lights up at 5:00 so it may be a distraction as folks get used to that but not much of an issue. other side of the bay a smooth drive as well. northbound, not a problem. southbound right here at the edge of the screen you see the crews blocking all but one lane and they're on the move down toward oregon expressway so allow some slowing there. and the bay bridge toll plaza, volume building a tiny about it but no problem for the cash lanes and certainly not for the fastrak. 5:18. good news from alaska airlines.
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a computer glitch that delayed almost 80 flights across the west coast yesterday has been fixed and alaska air flights are back online. the company says a severed fiber optic cable was to blame for those delays. we checked this morning, all flights in and out of bay area airports are running close to normal. marla, despite some recent moves by governor jerry brown, gas prices are holding steady. the latest numbers show an average price for a gallon of regular gas in california rose by one cent overnight. it is averaging $4.67. over the weekend, governor jerry brown signing an order telling the state air resource board to begin producing that winter blend of gas. experts seem to think that we could see some kind of relief hopefully later on this week. 5:19. new plans to prevent foreclosures in one bay area city. we'll have the details next. plus the death-defying stunt, at least he's praying
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it's death defying, about to get under way in new mexico. one daredevil skydiving, or space diving at speeds faster than a commercial jet.
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look at that, go green and gold. oakland a's trying to stay alive in the playoffs with their game tonight in oakland. we'll bring you live reports throughout the morning. it's 5:22. oakland mayor jean quan and bay area legislators will announce a new strategy to help families facing foreclosure. they want to create an outreach program. city agencies will also work with banks on loan modifications. not every resident will be eligible. homeowners must show they can pay on time. city council members will go over that plan today. how much pg&e will pay for the deadly san bruno blast --
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how much will they have to pay, the answer will be decided it turns out behind closed doors. a judge has approved a request to suspend public hearings and hold closed door negotiations on this matter. local lawmakers are protesting this decision. they say the pipeline talks should not be hidden from public scrutiny. the judge says the suspension will allow a quicker settlement. eight people were killed and dozens of homes destroyed in the explosion on september 9th of 20 ten. this is taking it to a new level. an australian man planning to jump from 23 miles up in the air to try to break the sound barrier. weather permitting -- actually right now this is on hold. his balloon has been delayed about an hour. they were going to take off about 5:00 local time. we're being told that will happen at 6:20 our time if the winds die down. he'll be wearing a specially made suit an he'll jump from 23 miles up. this is mind blowing.
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he's expected to reach speeds of 690 miles per hour. for reference, a boeing 747 typically cruises at a mere 565 miles per hour. now, if, if all goes well, he will land in new mexico ten minutes after he jumps. again, winds have delayed that. got to make sure the conditions are right. it should go off, scheduled for 6:20 local time. >> scary stuff. calm winds here in the bay area. i just saw a flag that was slightly flapping in the wind. christina loren, how's it looking? it is cold. >> it's a cold start to the day. good morning touchlt lots to talk about in the weather department as we have quite a few changes headed our way the next six to seven days. you might wonder why the fog has not been that dense lately. well, it has everything to do with that area of low pressure sitting offshore mixing up our atmosphere keeping that fog from settling to the surface. now, this morning the only place we do have reports of drizzle an a little bit of fog is from
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morgan hill to gilroy. you're also going to find patches up in the north bay but i want to show you this picture of san jose. another beautiful sunrise shaping up as we head through the second half of your morning. sunrise at 7:12. we'll be at 72 degrees inland, 70 bayside and at the coast 65 degrees staying nice and mild with a few showers later tonight into tomorrow morning. we'll time that out for you. also we'll get to that giants forecast. i've got it in my back pocket ready to go. first let's talk to mike about your drive. >> san rafael, christina was talking about the north bay and parts of gilroy with fog. we see the glowing lights here at san rafael. the volume picks up a tad bit. let's take you to the maps and show you there's no real slowing from san rafael down toward the bridge but farther north, an easy drive coming out of petaluma. all the way down into novato. we'll give you the overlay. this is my road contour data. basically it's the fog. the orange area is where we do
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have the effect. it's not quite as widespread onto 37, but up in the north bay. the east bay construction cleared near the coliseum. a live look outside shows you the south bay. northbound picking up the volume but no real slowing for 101. >> p town, home of our famous little leaguers. 5:26. still to come on "today in the bay." >> governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> the president using his visit to the bay area to take some shots at opponent mitt romney. details in a live report. and we have a live look for you at the bay bridge toll plaza right now. smooth sailing, but it is still early. mike inouye will be along to tell us about the roads filling up with the president in town heading towards sfo. it is 5:26. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce...
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will he stay or will he go? suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi expected to learn his fate today. i'm christie smith. we'll have that story coming up. and it is true, do or die time for our bay area baseball teams. we will have live reports from both oakland and cincinnati coming up. oh, it's not over till its over, boys. good morning to you. 70s today inland and bayside. we'll see 60s at the coast but rain in the forecast. we'll show you where an when coming up. >> and it's not all over until it's over for construction either. we're looking at slowing for 101. i'll show you what this commotion is coming up. >> and we'll show you san jose, the live look at that all lit up on this tuesday on this clear morning, october 9th. this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. it's just about 5:30. i'm marla tellez. thanks for waking up with us.
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>> and i'm jon kelley. good morning, everybody. simply put, today ijudgment day for suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. the board of supervisors is all set to vote on whether to remove him from office permanently. christie smith is live at city hall where that vote will be taken a little later on today. >> reporter: good morning to you. this has been playing out for nine long months here at city hall, in public and in the courts here in san francisco. and even san francisco political scientists who have been keeping an eye on this whole thing are saying they're not sure exactly what to expect today, and that's because this whole story has taken so many turns along the way. nine out of 11 supervisors would have to agree in order for sheriff ross mirkarimi to lose his job. in march, san francisco mayor ed lee suspended the new sheriff without pay after he pledded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment. that tied to an argument new year's eve with his wife.
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she is an actress from venezuela. she ended up with a bruised arm. the couple has since reunited and said that this whole thing was politically motivated, but mirkarimi is still on probation and is in counseling. now, the mayor then tried to remove him permanently and the ethics commission decided that he had committed official misconduct and that leads us to today's vote. anti-domestic violence advocates say he really isn't fit to be sheriff because his job includes overseeing domestic violence programs an overseeing the jails. but mirkarimi who served as a supervisor for seven years also has his supporters and they say not reinstating him would be a setback for voters rights everywhere. they plan to hold a rally today at noon here on the steps of city hall. that's before the supervisors are expected to take a vote sometime after 2:00 this afternoon. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." president obama is waking up in san francisco this morning.
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in just a few hours from now, he will take off from sfo heading out for his next campaign appearance. the president stopped by the bay area for several fund-raising ooechk events, including a big rally at bill graham civic auditorium last night. we will have live team coverage on decision 2012 coming up in about ten minutes including the president's california visit and what's ahead for him on the campaign trail today. time to break out all the baseball cliches. back against the wall, do or die time, win or it's over. how about this, the giants trying to pull off an epic comeback. >> the giants must win today or the season is over. comcast sportsnet scott reese is live in cincinnati where the giants are putting their hopes in pitcher ryan vogelsong. >> reporter: you know what, there is precedent for a comeback here. seven times in baseball history
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in a five-game series a team has trailed two games to none and come back to win the series and the giant will try to follow in those footsteps tonight. fans here extremely excited about game three an why not. their reds haven't won a home playoff game in 17 years. how did we get here? well, cincinnati went into at&t park over the weekend and took two games from the giants. sunday's contest particularly disturbing for giants fans as cincy whitewashed the home team 9-0. that was then, this is now. game time tonight, 5:37 local time, that's 2:37 back on the west coast. all your pre and postgame coverage on caomcast sportsnet. >> i know what i'm doing for lunch time, watching the game. >> like the giants, the a's trying to rally back from a two games to none deficit in that american league series. >> that rally has to start tonight in a must-win game at
5:34 am jim kozimor is live in oakland where the a's say they are not done just yet. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i tell you it's great to see the giants and a's both getting going in playoff baseball. for the athletics, they have a history with the detroit tigers. back in 1972 these two squared off in the alds and someone in that game will figure in tonight's game. as we get ready for another round of a's and tigers, it's game three tonight at the coliseum. what you have to do is get the fans ready. in oakland at city hall on monday, the fan rally went on. plenty of a's fans sporting the green and gold, gearing up and getting ready for a game three that is a must-win for thea let ix. remember, they'll get near 36,000 at the coliseum tonight. this year at home, the a's were 50-31. who gets the ball in a must-win game three in this best of five alds? for the a's it's the
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left-hander, brett aroundson, who will make his first start sips september the 19th. anderson 4-2 with a 2.57 earned run average. since he came back after having tommy john surgery in 2011. he returned on august 21st but he had to leave the game for three weeks because of a strained oblique. the a's are hoping he has found his stuff one more time. back to tonight's game where the a's and tigers get going, the guy throwing out the first pitch played in that '72 series, best known for taking his bat and whipping it at a tigers pitcher. let's hope we just have good clean baseball. i'm jim kozimor. marla and jon, back to you. >> no throwing any bats. >> good clean baseball and good victories by both teams from the bay area. we want to remind you that comcast sportsnet has all your complete giants and a's coverage. make sure to tune it in. >> tune in to csn bay area
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before and after every giants game and you can get your a's coverage on csn california. speaking of baseball, the weather going to be for our local baseball team here in town? >> it's going to be good. we'll look at that giants forecast for cincinnati coming up. we want a bay bridge series and i like a little drama with my baseball. let's take it. your temperatures this morning, it is crisp. we're at 48 degrees, good morning in petaluma. 56 in stinson beach. we have not dropped into the low 50s in santa cruz for several months. our boys will be battling some winds out there as the giants take on the reds in cincinnati. winds could become problematic. 61 degrees first pitch. 57 degrees at the fifth inning an it's going to get cold out there. what happens is cold, dense air tends to knock the ball down so that's what we're looking as as we head through the ninth inning. it's going to be interesting and weather always coming into play.
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72 inland, 70 bayside and 65 at the coast. first, a little fog out there this morning, mike. >> around gilroy and farther south and also north of san rafael, so keep at that in mind, folks. over here 101 in the middle of those two places and it's clear as far as the view goes but not as far as the roads. look at that, on the taillight section we're down to two lanes here at university avenue. on my maps i've cancelled the area on the southbound side with the slowing. construction crews not cleared from that area, but we'll have those on the move over the next half hour. expect slowing right there but the rest of the peninsula is all right. between san francisco and sfo at the bottom of your screen you may have that congestion because the president is in town and has to get over toward air force one. we'll give you whatever heads up we can. live look outside, we'll show you the bay bridge. we'll end with this shot and these folks starting to wait in the cash lanes, guys. back to you. >> thank you, mike. 5:37 right now. coming up, the newest nobel
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laureate has ties to the bay area. we'll have details coming up. president barack obama getting ready to leave town after raegz millions for his re-election campaign. that story coming up.
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welcome back, everybody. president obama has been here in the bay area and is about to wrap up his trip. in just a couple of hours he will board air force one to make his next campaign stop. bob redell is live at sfo with a recap of the president's stay raising some money here in town. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. we're at sfo where a little later this morning in a few hours president barack obama will leave town after raising a new bundle of money for his re-election campaign. between the time he arrived yesterday afternoon and last night, he raised roughly $4 million through three different fund-raisers. the first at the
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intercontinental hotel in san francisco where he is staying right now. only 25 people attended that gathering, but they paid $40,000 apiece, raising at least a couple of million there. then mr. obama had dinner at the bill graham civic auditorium with 100 supporters who paid $20,000 a plate. later in the evening 6,000 supporters inside the auditorium paid to hear live music and the president speak, during which he criticized governor mitt romney, arguing his opponent doesn't care about 47% of the country. >> i'm not fighting for red values or white values or black values or latino values or gay or straight values, i'm fighting for american values. they belong to all of us. san francisco, we are not as divided as our politics would suggest. >> reporter: air force one departs sfo this morning in just a few hours from now. for a look at what president obama will be doing once he leaves the bay area, we'll turn
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to tracie potts who's live on capitol hill. >> reporter: bob, from sfo he is headed to columbus, ohio, where the president has a rally scheduled at ohio state university today. one of his college crowds. this is a familiar area for the president. the focus in ohio for president obama will be less than fund-raising and more on vote rae raising. it is one of the key battleground states. that's also why we'll see mitt romney in ohio today in a different area. he'll be in summit county which is near akron. this is one of the counties that voted overwhelmingly for president obama four years ago, 57% for obama four years ago. so he's certainly trying to cut into that vote. it will be interesting to see if he uses this new phrase we heard yesterday about hope. remember hope from four years ago? what mitt romney is saying is hope is not a strategy, trying to tie the president's successful campaign slogan to his record over the last four years. he talked foreign policy
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yesterday, about appointing someone to deal with the middle east. today he will be focusing on trying to get votes in ohio. ohio, a key battleground state and we are waiting to see if mitt romney got the same bounce in some of these statewide polls, especially in ohio, that we saw in the national polls after last week's debate. that's the latest from washington. as we keep an eye on this campaign, i'm tracie potts. jon and marla, back to you. >> thank you very much. an onslaught of polls. if you are just getting ready to head out the door, probably a good idea to grab a jacket. >> yeah, it is cold out there as we're getting not as much sunlight. temperatures are crisp. yesterday was the coldest morning in months. this morning we're running about as cold, just a touch warmer in some cities where the low clouds have developed. 5:43 now. low clouds toned act as a blanket and trap in some of that warmth. when you have the clear skies, it makes for a very, very cold morning as all of that air
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radiates back into the atmosphere. 55 degrees in stenson beach, 48 in petaluma, 48 in novato. sunnyvale 51 degrees. 50 here in san jose where i think we might drop to 48 degrees. so here's the setup. so the jetstream is like a river of air that takes your low-pressure system from west to east across the united states with a pretty quick current. as we head throughout the day today, we'll watch this cutoff low, which was cut off from the jetstream, get pushed inland by another area of low pressure. this has been sitting an spinning offshore for the past seven days and that's actually been mixing up our atmosphere keeping that dense fog from settling to the surface. we're talking about light autumn showers. very slight chance for isolated thunderstorms, mostly over our local mountains. but temperatures today will be comfortable. look at these number, 75 in livermore, 70 in san jose. oakland coliseum, you cannot take an umbrella but bring some
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sort of rain gear, maybe a poncho because we are expecting some very light isolated activity out there. but that will just add to the drama. let's go a's, let's go giants. the whole bay area is behind you guys. as we head throughout the next couple days, we hold on to that cool, crisp air an drop off to the 60s by friday. then we'll warm up sunday into monday of next week only maxing out in the mid-80s and then another storm system comes through, that big system i just showed you will bring us pretty substantial showers. let's check your drive with mike. here's your northbound route past university, the mall and stuff over on that side. a smooth drive. look at the southbound side. this is the university avenue on-ramp. we lose a lane as you approach coming south toward the area out of menlo park and continue to lose another couple of lanes through the construction zone. you see these flashing lights. folks are down to two lanes as you head southbound and quite a
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volume developing and slowdown as well. these crews should be clearing over the next 20 minutes so we'll track that but expect some delays south heading out of palo alto and down toward mountain view just for the time being. in the south bay itself that volume also starting. this is northbound 101 with these headlights. the first burst starting just before sick:6:00. on our speed sensors we see the slowing from 680 up to 880. that's about it. 280, 87, 85, all showing good volume and good speeds all the way in the northbound direction so there's the first one for the south bay. coming from the east bay, this is southbound 880 past tesla and mission boulevard. good volume. northbound an easy flow as well. you're at the limit through this portion of the nimitz and farther north. you're also holding steady past the oakland coliseum. we're looking at the north side with the taillights getting a little bunched up but speeds close to 60 through downtown
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toward the bay bridge toll plaza where those cash lanes are starting to back up but no metering lights yet, a little too early for that. 5:47. today former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will be sentenced on 45 counts related to child sexual abuse. we have a live look right now at the courthouse in bellefonte, pennsylvania, where sandusky will learn his fate. we just got word that he was led away from the jail in handcuffs. he is now on his way to this courthouse. he was convicted in june and faces anywhere from 60 to more than 400 years in prison. he continues to maintain his innocence and released a taped statement yesterday that said, quote, in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. sandusky is expected to speak before sentencing and so are some of his victims. the fbi has been called in to try and help hercules police investigate the killing of a well-known retired schoolteacher. more than 200 people joined susie ko's family last night for
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a candlelight vigil that was out in front of her house. ko was found dead in that home, stabbed to death friday night. her husband became suspicious when she failed to pick him up at the airport. >> it defi-- she sent the first or 12 years looking after the kid. everybody treats her like everybody's mother. she offered her help to everybody. >> we're still looking for the vehicle. when it left here it had an idaho license plate to the best of our knowledge but we wanted to let the community know the plate may have been removed. >> you're looking at the suspect. the car is a sky blue subaru outback with idaho license plate number 1a1f680. the family has launched a website called if you have any information on this case, please call hercules
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police department or the fbi. there are more cases and more deaths caused by the meningitis outbreak that is linked to tainted steroid injections. the centers for disease control and prevention says the number of confirmed infections is up to 105 in nine states. eight people have now died from it. investigators believe the steroid wa cs contaminated and came from the new england compounding center which shipped steroid vials to doctors and clinics in 23 states. so far tennessee is reporting the most cases. new this morning, uc berkeley graduate david wineland and a french physicist are sharing this year's nobel prize in physics. the committee made the announcement this morning in sweden. they won for inventing methods to preserve properties of the quantum world, research that led to the construction of extremely precise clocks and helped scientists take the first step
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toward building superfast computers. wineland holds a bachelor's degree from uc berkeley and grew up in sacramento. he currently is a physicist in colorado. >> big congratulations. very nice. 5:50 right now. coming up, former governor arnold schwarzenegger stopping by to see jay leno. plus we'll take a look at the new silicon valley reality show. lots of people don't like it. we'll have a clip coming up. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls.
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it is a monumental day for embattled sheriff ross mirkarimi right now. that is a live look at the san francisco board of supervisors chambers where the board will be voting today to decide his fate. mirkarimi facing official misconduct charges, so a vote is set today for 2:00. we'll keep you posted on that and let you know if he will hang on to his job or not as sheriff of san francisco. speaking of politics, former governor arnold schwarzenegger was on jay leno last night promoting his brand new book called "total recall." these two are very old friends and go way back so leno felt comfortable enough asking him something nobody asked before. >> i know you. you're a proud guy. suppose you had found out a child was not yours. how would you have reacted? >> exactly the same as she has reacted. you would get angry, you would be disappointed. all those things. look, i know the pain that i have inflicted on her.
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>> schwarzenegger did go on to say that he is proud of the way that he and is ex-wife, maria shriver, have handled themselves during these tough times and that they have done their very best to try to make things easier for their children. 5:54. soda companies are rolling out new vending machines that will display calorie counts on soft drinks. coke, pepsi and dr. pepper will show the numbers on the different buttons of the machine. the american beverage association, which represents the soft drink companies, says these machines will remind customers to consider alternatives with messages such as try a low calorie beverage. speaking of empty calories, the tech world is abuzz over that new silicon valley reality show that scott mcgrew says is more show than it is reality. >> yeah, it doesn't take place in silicon valley and we're pretty sure everyone is in l.a. bravo, which we should point out is a sister network, a really distant sister network has released another preview of start upsilicon valley.
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chris o'brien calls it the horror store. >> if you want to break rules, move the ball forward, you will be welcomed here. >> these are definitely new rock stars. >> oh, the folks over at cnn money have already created a drinking game of the show. drink a beverage of your choice whenever anyone carries an ipad in one arm and a dog in the other. real engineer tweets silicon valley now experiencing what italian americans experienced with "jersey shore." you know what, that's a good point. the show really isn't for us, it's for everyone else to watch even though it isn't particularly accurate. i haven't seen the whole show, just the previews like everyone else has and that's not how anything works. >> it looks a whole lot like social networking. >> i'm not a fan. >> meteorologist christina loren, take a look at that forecast. >> it's that rare time of year
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where you can be a baseball fan, a basketball fan, a football fan. we've got it all happening except for, of course, hockey. we'll have the latest on that coming up for you. 72 inland, 70 bayside, 65 at the coast. could be the last forecast for both the giants and the a's. i don't think that's going to be the case but those are both coming up. we all need your support. let's go out there an get 'em, boys. let's check your drive. hey, mike. >> let's get the good vibrations. focus a little on 101 right here. southbound side still have the construction crews just south of university avenue where we're looking right here. folks funnel down to one lane and the hov lane and folks aren't quite aware the hov lane hasn't kicked in yet so they're leaving it for the other folks. about oregon expressway is where things clear up for the southbound side. another live look shows you highway 92. no real slowing but 92, the san mateo bridge starting to show that commute. another commute spot would be
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the bay bridge toll plaza. cash lane to the left the worst but they're all starting to back up now, guys. back to you. >> thank you, mike. it is 5:57 right now. still ahead, brace yourselves for this. a death-defying stunt from 23 miles above the ground. this is a live look at new mexico where he will be lifted into the air to try to break a record for skydiving. i call it space diving. and daredevils, they're crazy. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does
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